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Yesterday โ€” July 20th 2018NPR Technology

Week Of Trump Reversals Puts 2018 Election Security In The Spotlight

By Brett Neely
Ballots in New York City ahead of the 2016 general elections. While U.S. election officials have made progress increasing security, gaps still remain.

The security of the midterm vote is a question that's coming up again after President Trump's press conference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, where Trump seemed to doubt Russia interference.

(Image credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

  • July 20th 2018 at 11:11
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Fresh Facebook Controversy: Zuckerberg Defends Rights Of Holocaust Deniers

By Jasmine Garsd

Mark Zuckerberg is seeking to clarify remarks in which he defended the rights of Holocaust deniers to publish falsehoods on Facebook. In an interview, he attempted to explain why Facebook is reluctant to censor posts that are both untrue and offensive as long as they are not intentionally misleading.

  • July 19th 2018 at 22:22

How Video Games Can Help Us Explore Ideas About Race

By Kat Chow

Gaming conventions generate hype for one of the biggest media industries in the world. One convention in New York targets people of color with a theme of how they can create games that incorporate — and teach others — ideas of politics and race.

  • July 19th 2018 at 22:22

Three Dimensions, Endless Possibilities

3-D printing isn't the future. It's changing the world we live in right now.

(Image credit: Cindy Ord/Getty for Dylan's Candy Bar)

  • July 19th 2018 at 16:06

Zuckerberg Looks To Clear Up Stance On Facebook, Fake News And The Holocaust

By Bill Chappell
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg says, "I personally find Holocaust denial deeply offensive, and I absolutely didn

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says he "didn't intend to defend the intent of people" who deny the Holocaust occurred, after his remarks on fake news and hoaxes were criticized this week.

(Image credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

  • July 19th 2018 at 19:24

Immigrant Rights Group Turns Down $250,000 From Tech Firm Over Ties To Border Patrol

By Laura Sydell
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has been under mounting pressure for the company

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has been under mounting pressure for the company's contract with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. A Texas nonprofit says it won't accept a contribution from the company.

(Image credit: Denis Balibouse/Reuters)

  • July 19th 2018 at 18:00

Who Knew The World Bank And The U.N. Are Emoji Lovers?

By Sara Kiley Watson
Leif Parsons for NPR

Charities and nonprofit agencies are embracing the symbols to communicate about tough topics like global hunger, poverty and disease.

(Image credit: Leif Parsons for NPR)

  • July 19th 2018 at 15:48

Physicists Go Small: Let's Put A Particle Accelerator On A Chip

By Joe Palca
An early prototype of the silicon-chip-sized particle accelerator that physicists at Stanford are working on. Eventually, miniature accelerators might have a role in radiating tumors, the scientists say.

A tiny accelerator could be useful in medicine as well as basic science. Instead of speeding up beams of electrons through giant tunnels, the aim here is to build accelerators on semiconductor chips.

(Image credit: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

  • July 18th 2018 at 22:43

iTeach: A Guide To The Most Useful Apps For The Classroom

By Alexis Arnold
Teacher apps

Here are five educational apps — endorsed by an expert — that teachers love. Plus, what teachers can look for when choosing apps for the classroom.

(Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR)

  • July 19th 2018 at 14:51

AI Innovators Take Pledge Against Autonomous Killer Weapons

By Cameron Jenkins
An autonomous tank is demonstrated in France last month. Leading researchers in artificial intelligence are calling for laws against lethal autonomous weapons. They also pledge not to work on such weapons.

"We will neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of" artificial intelligence that is used to kill people, leading AI researchers vowed.

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  • July 18th 2018 at 23:26

Google Fined $5 Billion By EU For Breaking Antitrust Rules

By Laura Sydell

The European Commission alleges that by forcing device-makers to install Google apps on Android devices it gains a significant advantage over competitors. Google plans to appeal.

  • July 18th 2018 at 22:45

Glass Has Ancient Origins But A High-Tech Future

By Dustin Dwyer
DigiLens is working on a new kind of head-up display for cars that would turn a driver

Where would the smartphone be without glass? Now glass may change the way you interact with data again — in everything from head-up displays on car windshields to augmented-reality glasses.

(Image credit: Continental AG)

  • July 18th 2018 at 20:46

Elon Musk Apologizes To Diver In Cave Rescue For Words 'Spoken In Anger'

By Bill Chappell
Elon Musk said that "the fault is mine and mine alone," as he apologized to a British diver who had criticized Musk

The tech entrepreneur apologized after tweeting a personal attack on Vern Unsworth — the diver who used a vulgar comment to dismiss Musk's offer of help in the Thai cave rescue.

(Image credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

  • July 18th 2018 at 19:12

Put Your Face In It: How Gaming Helped Me Understand My Dog

By Linda Holmes
You and your fishing pole in Stardew Valley.

If you want to know how a dog sees the world, ask yourself how you explore virtual spaces with your controller. No, really!

(Image credit: ConcernedApe)

  • July 18th 2018 at 11:00

Viral WhatsApp Messages Are Triggering Mob Killings In India

By Lauren Frayer
Harssh Poddar, a senior police official, addresses a village meeting at a rural school near Malegaon, in northern Maharashtra state. He warns families to be skeptical of what they read online. Earlier this month, Poddar helped rescue five people from being killed by a mob in his constituency.

In recent months, about two dozen people across India have been beaten to death by mobs driven to violence by what they've read on social media and messaging apps.

(Image credit: Lauren Frayer/NPR)

  • July 18th 2018 at 15:12

EU Hits Google With $5 Billion Fine For Pushing Apps On Android Users

By Camila Domonoske
European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager held a joint news conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday after slapping a record $5 billion antitrust penalty on the U.S. tech giant.

The European Commission found that the tech giant broke EU antitrust rules by requiring manufacturers to pre-install the Google and Chrome apps. Google plans to appeal the record fine.

(Image credit: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images)

  • July 18th 2018 at 14:02

EU Fines Google $5 Billion

Officials in Europe say Google is violating antitrust laws. NPR's Noel King talks with Politico's Mark Scott.

  • July 18th 2018 at 14:00

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Became Richest Man In Modern History Just Ahead Of Prime Day

By Alina Selyukh

Amazon's fourth Prime Day sale had a few hitches but is off to a strong start. The company's valuation increased so much that Jeff Bezos is now the richest man in modern history with his net worth topping $150 billion.

  • July 17th 2018 at 22:26

More Screen Time For Teens Linked To ADHD Symptoms

By Rhitu Chatterjee
Close up of a teenager on her smartphone.

A new study finds that teens who engage in frequent texting, social media use and other online activities daily are more likely to develop symptoms of ADHD.

(Image credit: Peter Dazeley/Getty Images)

  • July 17th 2018 at 18:25

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You โ€” And It Could Raise Your Rates

By Marshall Allen
Without scrutiny, insurers and data brokers are predicting your health costs based on public data about things like race, marital status, your TV consumption and even if you buy plus-size clothing.

Without scrutiny, insurers and data brokers are predicting your health costs based on public data about things like race, marital status, your TV consumption and even if you buy plus-size clothing.

(Image credit: Justin Volz for ProPublica)

  • July 17th 2018 at 11:00
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